Emily DeKoster Photography

I want to capture the real & the raw.


I want to capture the real and the raw moments between you and your love. The messy, the laughing-until-your-stomach-hurts-and-can’t-breathe moments, the tender, heartfelt moments, and everything in-between.

In the simplest terms, I want to capture YOU. 

So, the question is: what makes you, well, YOU? What makes you feel most alive?  Do you like exploring the woods, singing at the top of your lungs in the car, walking around the city, relaxing in the comfort of your own home, or munchin’ on some donuts at your favorite bakery? Whatever it may be, I want to document you and your love being yourselves. Whether you’re goofy, quiet, loud - come as you are. I want to capture you. 

My ultimate goal is not only to make you feel comfortable, but to document memories that will last for a lifetime. When you look back on these photos years down the road, my hope is that the photos will bring you back to the joy, the tight squeezes, or the way the wind whipped your hair.


About Me

Heyyy I’m Emily. I’m a photographer located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but I’m always down to travel wherever you need me! I absolutely love being creative. I’m basically always laughing + smiling, and always down for being goofy. I love exploring new places and finding the quirks that make that place unique. More importantly, I LOVE meeting new people. Being a photographer is such a privilege. Not only do you get to meet and get to know so many different people (and become friends with them) but you get to document one of their most important days of their life - how COOL is that?! 

A few more fun facts about me: I love to run. I love to connect with people on a deeper level. I love Jesus and I try my best to put others before me. I loooove tacos. And pizza. I love s’mores and campfires in the summer. I love swimming and sinking my feet in the sand. I love painting and basically anything involving artsy things. Lastly, if you’ve made it this far, I love love love adventures.